Whats the difference in Biology, Micro Biology, Molecular Biology and Genetics?

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I know each university course will differ. But what is the main difference between all there courses?
I dont want to do about plants.
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Biology will be super broad and will likely cover pretty much everything - animals, microbes, plants, cells, humans, genetics, viruses, ethics, biomedicine etc etc.

Molecular biology - mainly at the cellular and molecular level, looking at DNA, RNA, proteins in model organisms (including plants), biochemical pathways, cancer, other diseases at the small molecule level.

Microbiology - mainly studying the microbial world, microbes found in water/rivers etc, microbes involved in infectious diseases, might stretch to lectures in things such as brewery as microbes can be heavily involved.


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Well explained by the poster above. Just to add, genetics will be about gene regulation and the mechanisms involved. There may also be aspects of genetic engineering and epigenetics.
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Thank you this has really cleared things up!
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